Posts Tagged as "Education"

African American, Hispanic High School Achievement Falls to 30-Year Low

Jan. 25, 2012 / By
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America’s Wire, News Report, Teresa Wiltz, Posted: Jan 24, 2012

WASHINGTON — While achievement levels have improved considerably for minority elementary and middle school students, studies show academic performance among high school age African Americans and Hispanics has fallen to levels not seen in thirty years...

PeaceBuilders: Teaching Peace in our Communities

Jan. 10, 2012 / By
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VoiceWaves recently interviewed Michelle Molina, CEO of PeaceBuilders  violence prevention curriculum and professional development program for grades pre-K to 12 whose goal is to transform the climate and culture of any environment to one which is cooperative, productive, and academically successful...

Axing Access for Community College Students

Jan. 9, 2012 / By
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New America Media, Commentary, Li Miao Lovett, Posted: Jan 08, 2012

In the coming week, the Student Success Task Force will decide on a set of policies intended to streamline academic pathways for students enrolled in California’s community colleges, discouraging those who meander and giving incentives for those who achieve stated goals.


Uncertainties Hover Over California DREAM Act

Jan. 6, 2012 / By
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New America Media/Richmond Pulse , News Report, Edgardo Cervano-Soto, Posted: Jan 06, 2012

RICHMOND, Calif.—Despite the announcement of Gov...

Building Healthy Communities: An Interview

Dec. 30, 2011 / By
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VoiceWaves interviews Rene’ Castro of Building Healthy Communities Long Beach about the important project. You can find more information like this at their website:

Healthy Communities

“Building Healthy Communities Is a 10-year, $1 billion program of The California Endowment...


Dec. 29, 2011 / By
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Gardner Academy, San Jose Unified School District


By Eliana Cespedes, La Oferta

SAN JOSE, Calif...

Calif. Schools Lead the Way Preparing Next Generation of Workers: Latinos

Dec. 27, 2011 / By
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December 22, 2011 | Filed under: Communities,Education,Immigration,Latest News,National,Poverty,West | Posted by:
Kathy Mulady | Equal Voice News

In 2011, for the first time, more Latino students than white students applied for admission to California State University’s 23 campuses...

Teachers Do More with Less But Learning Losses Inevitable

Dec. 21, 2011 / By
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New America Media/ Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Jane Xiao, Posted: Dec 18, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO – Jenny Trac runs the newcomer program at Visitacion Valley Middle School...

Mecca Now Truly a Mecca

Dec. 19, 2011 / By
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By Tony AguilarCoachella Unincorporated

It’s been a long time coming, and we hope change is going to come...

After Multiple Suspensions, Fresno Student Hit Rock Bottom

Dec. 16, 2011 / By
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New America Media, Video, First Person: Amelia Garrido / Video: The kNOw Youth Media,Posted: Dec 13, 2011

When I began middle school, I thought school would be a breeze...

Cuts Could Reverse Gains in Attendance and Achievement

Dec. 16, 2011 / By
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NAM/ El Mensajero, News Report, Ricardo Ibarra, Posted: Dec 15, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO — The principal’s room at James Lick Middle School used to be an area students tried to avoid...

An Epidemic of Expulsions

Dec. 14, 2011 / By
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iWatch News, News Feature, Susan Ferriss, Posted: Dec 13, 2011
Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of ongoing reports on school discipline to be produced by iWatchNews, a project of the Center for Public Integrity (CPI).